I've been a little off these past couple of weeks.. the days seem to be speeding by. I haven't been sleeping well.. and the days just seems to be blurring together. I feel uninspired and unmotivated. Not to say nothing has been happening.. life still goes on. 

We have of course been reading.. D is reading The Mysterious Benedict Society and H is attempting to read The One and Only Bob, he still needs help with some of the words. We finished the first Harry Potter book and have now started the second one. Over the last few weeks we also watched a lot of movies based on books. We watched the first Harry Potter movie, The One and Only Ivan and Wonder. When asked, the answer was unanimous, the books were better than the movie. Hands down. The boys preferred the way they had imagined things, the movies skipped so many parts.. 

The weather has been all over the place.. and we are making the most of all the warm days that are popping up. In fact we even had an impromptu photo session one day. 

 It was perfect timing because the next day it rained and the wind blew all the leaves away. 

I had a few recipe fails this week.. a cheesecake that didn't set, kebabs that were too dry.. but some hits as well. I had some leftover pizza dough and tried my hand at some money bread.. it was delectable.. so so unhealthy yet so good. M and I had to restrain ourselves to only one piece each, the kids devoured it and ate whatever was left for breakfast. 

and I make this chocolate banana bread often, though I make it in the form of muffins. I added some peanut butter to half.. we loved the peanut butter addition though M preferred chocolate only. 

The longer nights and cooler days gives us more time to indulge in our sweet tooth and we really must control ourselves but everywhere I look there are more dessert recipes just waiting to be tried out. 

Wishing my fellow American's a Happy Thanksgiving.. stay safe everyone. We usually have a friendsgiving but with two of our friends being pregnant we will most likely do nothing.. I anticipate lots of eating, watching movies, board games and maybe some sleep. 
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  1. Oh my gosh the boys are adorable!

  2. Books are MUCH better than movies.
    I do hope you start to feel better soon, and that you find joy this Thanksgiving.
    Stay healthy. Please.

  3. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Make some more monkey bread!

  4. Super cute pictures of your kids! Also those muffins look good!

    Curated By Jennifer

  5. your boys are beautiful what a blessing they are. I wasn't sleeping well either but I've been meditating (using various apps on the phone) and it is helping. 2020 has been very STRESSFUL.

  6. This is such a fun post! I loved your photos off the fall leaves and especially the cookies. Anything that is sweet catches my eye since I have a major sweet tooth :)

  7. I agree with the boys that the books are always better than the movie versions. That's fun to be reading HP with them. I miss those days. The photo shoot was adorable. The weather has been all over the place. It will be a very small Thanksgiving for us--I'm not used to that but we'll make the best of it.

  8. The weather has been all over the place by me too!

  9. I have been feeling the same way too. A bit uninspired and tired. BUT those cookies look amazing. I love the red leaves photos. The colors are so vivid and your boys look sooo happy!

  10. Your kids are so cute and I love seeing them playing in the bright red leaves! Glad to know they're already learning that usually the book is better than the film (with a few exceptions!) ;)

    Happy Thanksgiving. We're not having anyone at our house, so I may save some of what I planned to cook in hopes for Christmas visitors.

  11. Oh I know how you feel. I have been feeling the same way and I have horrible insomnia and it has been pretty bad as of late. But looking forward to baking! I hope to make some cookies this week.

    And thank you for the kind words on my blog

    Allie of

  12. I am also feeling a bit blah. It is probably the result of general November bleakness and pandemic life that is wearing me down. I love a good book and much prefer a book over a film. I don't watch many films, my attention wanders too much. Your boys are a delight, they both look like they are having the time of their lives in the red maple leave pile! Have a good week, I hope you manage a good nights sleep, too.

  13. The monkey bread and muffins look delicious! The leaf photos are so fun!

  14. Such cute pics of the boys, and the banana bread looks sooo yummy! And so agree...books are always better than the movies (even the HP ones IMO).

  15. I've been feeling some of the same Hena. Putting my blog party together was a bright spot, but other than that I'm listless.
    Here's to a better holiday season.

  16. Books are always better than movies!

    Love the photos of your ADORABLE boys, Hena!

  17. I adore those photos of your boys. Cutest guys ever and wonderful in those leaves!

    I am SO glad they like the books better than the movies!

  18. With the darkest days of the year upon us, it is not unusual to feel a bit off, especially after the horrible year we've had.
    I absolutely love the fact that your boys thought the books were better than the movies. Long live our imaginations, they are the spice of life! xxx

  19. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, too! We are just celebrating our family of 4, which will be different. That monkey bread looks so good! I've been trying to be good this week, but on Thursday I am doing to def. indulge myself silly! Ha!


  20. I have been trying to perfect my no sugar banana bread recipe lately. We're Asian and don't celebrate Thanksgiving but wishing you and your family all the best.

  21. My best wishes to you darling
    Better days are coming to you

  22. The boys look so cute <3

  23. Love these photos of your boys in the leaves! Happy Thanksgiving!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  24. Yes, the books can be better than the movies. I love all of Harry Potter even though the movies Hollywoodized everything especially after the second movie. I like your son's 'dos; cute with the high fades. Love that pic of them in the fall leaves.


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